Articles tagged: password recovery
A high-level overview of how websites and services should store passwords security, so next time there’s a breach you’ll know what to look for.
These are oversimplifications of many variations on the same basic question. People want to hack into other people’s accounts, or even their own, for a variety of reasons. Some sound perfectly legitimate. Others, not so much. And others are just blatant attempts at theft, harassment, or revenge. What’s really scary is that I get these requests … Read more
It’s for your own protection, and the result of fascinating mathematical wizardry. And if they can tell you your password? They’re doing security wrong.
It’s important to understand the risk of buying a used computer.
Google Chrome can save your and display your passwords. That’s convenient, but is it secure?
Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Microsoft account compromise and loss happens. How to get your account back varies based on just what was stolen. I’ll review different scenarios.
If you don’t have access to your account recovery phone number or alternate email address, there is a process you can go through to regain access to your account — maybe.
“Invalid password” messages frustrate a lot of people, particularly when they’re certain they’ve typed in the right thing. I’ll review how what you enter might still be invalid.
Security questions are a cornerstone of much internet security. I’ll look at what they are, how they fail, why you should avoid them, and what to do if you can’t.
There are possibilities here that are, perhaps, even more unsavory than having someone you know reading your mail. So first things first!
This is a system designed to help you recover your email account if something should go wrong… and things go wrong more often than you would like to think!
Common wisdom is that you should change passwords periodically; so should you change user names too? My take: common wisdom is wrong from the start.
Many online services request that you provide additional information such as your phone number. I’ll look at how that’s typically used and why it’s a good thing.
Windows includes a little-known and little-used feature that allows you to reset your Windows password if you’ve lost or forgotten it. There’s only one catch: you need to prepare.
Your alternate email address is critical should you forget your password or lose access to your Hotmail account. I’ll show you how to set or change it.